An example of to doctor is adding salt to a bland meal.
An example of to doctor is a waiter changing the tip amount on a signed credit card bill.
To doctor accounts.
If you still feel unwell tomorrow, see your doctor.
Her children doctored her back to health.
They doctored their apple trees by vigorous pruning, and now the dwarfed trees are easier to pick.
We may legally doctor a pet to reduce its libido.
Mendel's discoveries showed how the evolution of a species may be doctored.
The students asked to see Doctor Jones.
Doctor Smith carried out the medical procedure.
Well, Doctor, what do you think? Will he live?
An example of doctor is a professer with a doctorate in education.
An example of doctor is a pediatrician.
Origin of doctor
- Middle English an expert, authority from Old French docteur from Latin doctor teacher from docēre to teach dek- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English doctor, doctour (“an expert, authority on a subject”), from Anglo-Norman doctour, from Latin doctor (“teacher”), from doceō (“I teach”). Displaced native Middle English lerare (“doctor, teacher”) (from Middle English leren (“to teach, instruct”) from Old English lǣran, lēran (“to teach, instruct, guide”), compare Old English lārēow (“teacher, master”)).